Adobe Photoshop CS5 Software for Mac

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Software for Mac

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Software for Mac

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  • Robust Photo Editing
  • RAW & DNG Support
  • HDR Creation
  • Creative Filters
  • Compositing Tools
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Adobe Photoshop Overview

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The Photoshop CS5 Image Editing Software from Adobe is the industry-standard application for editing photos. The software, compatible with Mac operating systems, gives you all the tools necessary to edit digital images.

Photoshop uses a powerful layer-based approach for image editing. Using layers allows you to make adjustments to images without modifying aspects of an original. You can modify layer opacity and order, aiding in compositing tasks. Photoshop keeps track of each change you make to an image, allowing you to undo actions with ease.

Photographers will appreciate Photoshop's robust photographic toolset and tight integration with Adobe's Photoshop Lightroom application. You'll be able to adjust image curves, remove noise from digital photographs, simulate film grain, add vignettes, and sharpen images. The software can open all types of images captured by digital cameras, including RAW images.

You'll also be able to correct lens distortions and image perspective. This is a powerful tool for architectural photographers who need to remove keystone effects from images and anyone shooting with ultra-wide angle rectilinear of fisheye lenses who would like to remove distortions.

Photoshop also supports the creation of High Dynamic Range (HDR) images. It can create an HDR image from multiple images of different exposures. It can remove ghosting created by slight camera movement between exposures, and you'll be able to tone images via intuitive slider controls.

Creatives will appreciate the tight integration with Adobe InDesign and Illustrator. Photoshop features a number of artistic image filters that can dramatically transform images. You'll be able to simulate different canvas types and brush strokes to create digital paintings. You can warp or stretch graphics, or move elements in images using the Puppet Warp tool.

Designers will appreciate the ability to isolate parts of images. You can cut out a model from a background with ease for use in a brochure. Photoshop is intelligent enough to correctly select complex parts of an image, including hair. You can go the opposite way as well -- you can remove a subject or object from an image and use the Content-Aware Fill to fill in the background with ease.

It is not without reason that Photoshop has become a verb in popular culture today. It's common to hear about someone who has "Photoshopped" a picture. Photoshop is the premiere application for image editing; it is a tool that every professional photographer and designer should have available.

Quick Image Corrections

Automatic Lens Correction
Save time with automatic correction of lens distortions, chromatic aberration, and vignetting. Adobe Photoshop CS5 uses an image file's EXIF data to make precise adjustments based on the type of camera and lens you used
Lens Correction Filter Improvements
Work more intuitively with the Lens Correction filter. The Grid display is now off by default, chromatic aberration correction sliders allow decimal point adjustments, a third slider has been added to correct common green/magenta aberrations, and more
Straighten Image Tool
Quickly straighten any crooked image. Simply drag a straight line from the Ruler tool onto your image, and the image will snap to the line
Gradient Tool Preset for Neutral Density
Use the Neutral Density preset to emulate a neutral density filter, clicking once to have the Gradient tool darken an overexposed patch of a photo while leaving the rest unaltered

Professional Color and Tone Control

Create either photo-realistic or wildly surreal high dynamic range (HDR) images with unprecedented speed, control, and accuracy. Get stunning results thanks to automatic ghost removal and greater control with tone mapping and adjustments
HDR Toning
Give any single-exposure image the photo-realistic or wildly surreal look of an HDR image. The HDR Toning feature offers an easy way to bring the rich aesthetic of high dynamic range to your 8-bit images
Black-and-White Conversion
Explore an endless variety of black-and-white looks. Use the integrated Lab B&W Action to interactively convert color images, create gorgeous HDR black-and-whites with greater ease and speed, and experiment with new presets
Industry-Leading Color Correction
Use Dodge, Burn, and Sponge tools that intelligently preserve color and tone details, Curves controls that let you make automatic adjustments with included presets or those you create, a histogram, color channel lines, and more

State-of-the-Art Processing with Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 6

Noise Removal
Remove the noise common to high-ISO images and consumer-camera shots while preserving color and detail. You won't need more than this reengineered noise removal technology to maintain a photo's natural look, avoiding an oversharpened feel as you maximize quality
Better Conversions with New Demosaicing
Process raw images with the industry-leading Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 6 plug-in, which offers new demosaicing technology for unmatched conversion quality
Support for More Cameras and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Enjoy tight integration with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software as well as support for over 275 camera models
Additive Grain
Make a digital photo look more organic or film-like by using a simple slider to add grain. Even save grain settings as presets that you can apply to other photos to achieve a consistent look
Post-Crop Vignetting
Enjoy more control as you perform post-crop vignetting, and save favorite vignette effects as presets

Intelligent Image Editing and Enhancement

Better Selections with Truer Edge
Get better edge detection and masking results in less time with the Quick Selection tool -- even when you're selecting the trickiest image elements, such as hair
Color Decontamination
Eliminate background color around the edges of your selection with the Quick Selection tool's automatic color decontamination capabilities
Selection and Mask Refinement Tools
Automatically vary selection edges and perfect masks using new refinement tools
Content-Aware Fill
Remove any image detail or object and watch as Content-Aware Fill magically fills in the space left behind. This breakthrough technology matches lighting, tone, and noise so it looks as if the removed content never existed
Puppet Warp
Precisely reposition or warp any image element. Swing a raised arm to a person's side in a photo, stretch text to create new effects, and more
Content-Aware Scaling
Automatically recompose an image as you resize it, smartly preserving vital areas as the image adapts to the new dimensions. Get the perfect image in one step without time-intensive cropping and retouching
Expert Retouching
Retouch images easily and precisely by previewing source pixels within the cursor of the Clone Stamp and the Healing Brush. Set multiple source points, scale, and rotate in the Clone Source palette
Perspective-Based Editing
Create packaging mockups and more with Vanishing Point, which lets you create multiple planes in an image, connect them at any angle, and then wrap graphics, text, and images around them
Smart Filters
Experiment by adding, adjusting, and removing filters from an image without resaving the image or starting over to preserve quality. Nondestructive Smart Filters allow you to see the changes without altering original pixel data
Smart Objects
Perform nondestructive scaling, rotating, and warping of raster and vector graphics with Smart Objects. Even preserve the editability of vector data from Adobe Illustrator software

Extraordinary Painting and Drawing Toolset

Mixer Brush
Define multiple colors on a single Mixer Brush tip to paint with realistic color blends. Or use a dry Mixer Brush to blend a photo's colors and transform it into a beautiful painting
Bristle Tips
Easily paint with lifelike, naturally textured brush strokes using defined bristle properties like shape, length, and stiffness, and experiment away by adding Bristle Tips to a variety of Photoshop brush tools
GPU-Accelerated Painting Tools
Click to smoothly resize brushes, adjust bristle hardness, or choose your color hue, saturation, or brightness from an onscreen color picker
Rich Drawing Contest
Create or modify images with a wide assortment of professional, fully customizable drawing tools

Advanced Compositing

Paste in Place
Paste an element into a Photoshop file in the same position it held in the original file, for example, when you create something on the wrong layer and need to move it to the exact same place on a new layer
Multi-Layer Opacity
Save time with the ability to adjust the opacity of many layers at once
Multi-Layer Fill
Save time with the ability to adjust the fill of many layers at once
Sticky Layer Styles
Save your individual layer-style settings as defaults
Auto-Blending of Images
Combine a range of images, each with a different exposure, color, and focal point -- with options to preserve tones and colors -- into a single, color-corrected image
Easier Layer Management
Drag and drop a file onto an open PSD document to create a layer, nest up to ten layers, move a selection while the active layer is hidden, and delete all empty layers with one command
360° Panoramas
Count on Photomerge technology to automatically stitch horizontal or vertical photos to create amazing panoramas -- and even 360° spheres
Auto-Alignment of Layers
Create accurate composites with the Auto-Align Layers command, which lets you move, rotate, or warp layers to align them accurately. Or use spherical alignment to create breathtaking spherical panoramas
Extended Depth of Field
Create an image from a series of shots that have different focal points with the Auto-Blend Layers command, which smoothly blends color and shading and even extends your depth of field, automatically correcting vignettes and lens distortion

Creative Tools and Content

New Shapes, Swatches, and Gradients
Give your images and designs fresh looks using a variety of custom shapes, color swatches, styles, and gradients
New Actions and Brushes
Quickly try out different editing effects and techniques using new Actions for black-and-white conversion and surreal Stars effects, and paint with a new set of brushes

Easy Access to Core Editing Power

Adjustments Panel
Use the convenient Adjustments panel to easily access every tool you need to nondestructively adjust and enhance color and tone. Open the On-image Adjustment tool with a keyboard shortcut
Masks Panel
Quickly create and edit masks from the Masks panel. This panel offers all the tools you need to create editable pixel- and vector-based masks, adjust mask density and feathering, easily select noncontiguous objects, and more

Efficient and Flexible Work Environment

Faster Performance Across Platforms
Speed up day-to-day imaging tasks and process very large images up to ten times faster by taking advantage of cross-platform 64-bit support 1
Efficient Tile Sizing and Caching
Easily control tile size and use presets for simultaneously setting cache and tile size based on whether your output is for print or web
Adobe Bridge CS5 and Adobe Mini Bridge
Easily manage media with more flexible batch renaming, and access your assets in the context of what you're working on by using the customizable Adobe Mini Bridge panel in Photoshop
Workspace Switcher
Use the new, collapsible Workspace Switcher to quickly navigate and choose among your favorite user interface configurations
Live Workspaces
Let Photoshop automatically record changes you make to a task-specific user interface so that if you switch to a different configuration and then switch back, your panels will be exactly where you left them
Powerful Printing Options
Get outstanding prints in less time with automation, scripting, and a print dialog box that's easier to navigate
Smoother Cropping
Crop with Rule of Thirds or Grid layouts, which draw smoothly thanks to GPU acceleration
Fluid Canvas Rotation
Just click to smoothly turn your canvas for nondestructive viewing at any desired angle -- no more tilting your head when painting and drawing
Smooth Panning and Zooming
Gracefully navigate to any area of an image with ultrasmooth zooming and panning. Maintain clarity as you zoom to individual pixels, and easily edit at the highest magnification using the Pixel Grid
Panel Management
Maximize screen space while keeping essential tools accessible. Arrange panels in convenient, self-adjusting docks that can be widened to full size or narrowed to icons or even a thin strip at the edge of your monitor
File Display Options
Easily work with multiple open files by using tabbed document display or n-up views
Customized Workspaces
Set up and save custom menus, keyboard shortcuts, and workspaces for quick access to exactly what you need
One-Click Adjustments
Make sophisticated color adjustments instantly with one-click presets in Curves and the Channel Mixer
Multi-Touch Support on Mac Laptops
Pinch, swipe, and rotate images using the Multi-Touch trackpad on newer MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptops (requires Mac OS X v10.5 or later). And now, easily turn off Multi-Touch support if you wish
Profiles to Support the Color-Blind
Design with sensitivity for color-blind individuals by creating soft proofs of your images using built-in Color Universal Design Organization profiles

Streamlined Workflow

Streamlined Creative Reviews
Use Adobe CS Review, part of new Adobe CS Live online services, to initiate a more secure review without leaving Photoshop. Reviewers can add comments to your images from their browsers, and you see the comments appear automatically on your screen. CS Live services are complimentary for a limited time
Adobe PDF File Support
Precisely control the size of PDF pages opened in Photoshop, add security controls and metadata, such as copyright and exposure details, to images within PDF presentations, and create a rich image display in PDF presentations and documents
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Integration
Enjoy tight integration with Photoshop Lightroom (sold separately), easily moving files from Lightroom to Photoshop CS5 to create HDR images, panoramas, and multilayered Photoshop documents. Roundtrip your files back to Lightroom
Automated Production
Automate routine production tasks in a variety of ways. Set up event-based scripts, record a series of steps as an Action for efficient batch processing, and design repetitive graphics faster with Variables
History Panel
Undo and redo any set of editing steps in an open image with the History panel
Edit History Log
Let Photoshop track all editing steps within your files with the Edit History log. Export steps to a text file or save them as part of image metadata for easier documentation and file audits
Image File Format Support
Import and export hundreds of image file formats, including PSD, AI, PDF, NEF, CRW, TIFF, BMP, Cineon, JPEG, JPEG2000, FXG, OpenEXR, PNG, and Targa
Video File Format Support
Work with video files thanks to support for 3G, FLC, MOV, AVI, DV Stream, Image Sequence, MPEG-4, and FLV formats
Mobile Device Support
Create compelling mobile content, such as wallpapers and screen savers, and then preview how it will render on mobile devices using built-in Adobe Device Central CS5. Tune your designs for mobile screen sizes and lighting conditions
High-Resolution Web Display
Take advantage of Adobe Flash and Zoomify technology to export high-resolution images to the web for viewing via the Adobe Flash Player runtime. Flash Player displays images quickly and efficiently, letting viewers zoom in with minimal delay

New Time-Savers

16-bit to JPEG Conversion
Let Photoshop CS5 automatically downsample your 16-bit image files so you can save them as 8-bit JPEG files
File Closing Enhancement
Save clicks with the ability to close all open images without saving
Saving Shortcut
Add a preference that helps ensure you'll save all open images to the last folder to which you saved an image
Easy Reversing of Clone Source Images
Clone any image element, and then click once to reverse the cloned element so it faces in the opposite direction
Shadow/Highlight Default Change
Get more natural-looking results from the Shadow/Highlight command's default setting, which now decreases shadows by 35% instead of 50%
Maximize Compatibility Dialog Box Improvement
Check the "Don't show this message again" box to avoid repeat appearances of the Maximize Compatibility dialog box

Powerful Extensibility

Adobe Configurator
Get and share custom panels that developers create to accomplish specific tasks -- and easily create your own panels of tools, menu items, actions, and more -- with Adobe Configurator software
DNG Profile Editor
Create your own color profiles using the publicly available DNG Profile Editor
Adobe Pixel Bender
Develop and/or share filters with publicly available, GPU-accelerated Adobe Pixel Bender technology
Adobe Photoshop Marketplace
Explore Adobe Photoshop Marketplace for a huge range of third-party plug-ins and resources
Adobe Community Help
Access the power of an online search engine from within Photoshop, but with more targeted results. Searchable content includes the in-depth Photoshop Help, plus additional Adobe and third-party content chosen by Adobe and community experts
Adobe ConnectNow from
Share ideas and discuss project details with clients and colleagues -- all online -- using Adobe ConnectNow, an web conferencing service. is part of CS Live online services
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Adobe Photoshop Specs

System Requirements Computer: Multicore Intel Mac
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5.7, 10.6
Memory: 1GB
Hard Drive: 2GB for installation; Additional free space required during installation; Cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices
Display: 1024 x 768 (1280 x 800 recommended) with qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics card, 16-bit color, and 256MB of VRAM; Some GPU-accelerated features require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0
Hardware: DVD-ROM drive
Software: QuickTime 7.6.2 required for multimedia features
Broadband Internet connection required for online services and product activation

Adobe Photoshop Reviews

Photoshop CS5 Software for Mac is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wish I had ordered this version sooner! I hadn't upgraded my Photoshop in quite a while (old CS) and had to buy a whole new version since I had waited too long. I didn't know B&H had Mac software and so glad I discovered it on a casual search. Price was best I could find and appreciated free shipping. Great service! Learning this new version was much easier than I expected and wish I had purchased it much sooner!
Date published: 2012-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from B&H's Service is the Best..... As always, I received quality products and services from B&H.
Date published: 2012-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product great price Excellent product, takes you away from the numerous choices of software that could just do your head in. Layering in CS 5 is in its own league, I find there is a lot there I would never use but hey my passion is growing and I believe it's the best platform to do everything as a one stop shop that gets rid of so many unnecessary confusing choices, considering the prices in Australia are over $1000 getting it from B and H was a great buy, I have been buying from B and H since 1997. CS5 is a one disc one dose it all software, delivery and product is excellent. Ozi from Down Under Australia
Date published: 2012-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from apple land and adobe. upload from disc was easy even for me as a new user of apple. on line help was available and will be used as I become more familiar with product
Date published: 2012-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A definite upgrade I am a photographer (concert and landscape) with an education in graphic design. I first learned Photoshop (and the Adobe CS2 Suite) when I returned to school to learn graphic design digital. Coming from a film background, I am still amazed at all the refinements and adjustments that can be done digitally. Way more than dodging and burning, Photoshop offers a myriad of tools to tune up your images. My upgrade was from CS3 to CS5. The big thing for me with Photoshop CS5 is Content Aware Fill. It has taken some on line videos and practice to master this but it is a big reason I upgraded (the other being Adobe's decision to no longer offer upgrades from more than the prior version). The new Bridge is so much easier and intuitive to use: an icon for opening in Camera Raw, sequential sources listed above for easy access to specific files, grey background, star icon for ease of assigning favorites, workspaces listed above in bright letters, etc. A good book to help in deciphering Photoshop's vast array of tools is Martin Evening's Adobe Photoshop for Photographers. I highly recommend this book as he is adept at explaining the different options in easy to read language. At times, photoshop may have you tearing your hair out due to many different ways to do the same thing. But, find a way that works for you and disregard the other paths. It is just marketers' answer to try to please everyone. I am glad I bought this program. The work flow has become better in Camera Raw and if you understand the function of Camera Raw, you are on your way to being an expert in post-processing. Of course, your capture should be spot on upon releasing the shutter. But, in cases where exposure is tricky, Photoshop will turn a maybe image into something that works.
Date published: 2012-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best! I've been using Elements for years. As my photographic vision grew, I kept running into situations requiring a more sophisticated editor. CS5 provides me the answer, and much more. A truly magnificent program!
Date published: 2012-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Photoshop CS5 is great I love the new photoshop... could not be much happier with it. I love all the new features, but still keeping old features that make it easy to use.
Date published: 2012-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great software Photoshop is my favorite software. I've used it since Photoshop 7 and I decided to treat myself with CS5. It helped me salvage, correct and give punch to my photographs so I can have exactly the image I had in mind when I clicked the shutter. I had a course in college to learn how to use it and I found it very helpful because there's so much tools, it's not easy to learn how they work all by yourself. Also, it's not only good with photos, I created great artworks with it. It's much more cleaner than the traditional techniques with acrylic paints, gouache and watercolors, no more mess in my room and no brushes to clean! I think Photoshop is a must have software to anyone interested in imaging.
Date published: 2012-01-03
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